USCIS Acronyms Abbreviations
often seen on I-797, RFE, 221g


Throughout the course of your visa journey you will notice the US Government uses acronyms.

USCIS Acronyms
USCIS Acronyms

FilAm may also use some of these acronyms throughout our correspondence with you.

USCIS Acronyms

Acronym

A-Number

NOA1

NOA2

AOS

AS

ARC

AP

AR

Biometrics

BP

DHS

DOB

EAC

EAD

ICE

IMBRA

LPR

NOA

NIV

NVC

POE

PR

RFE

221(g)

RFI

USCIS

WAC

Meaning

Alien Number

I-797C Notice of Action Receipt

I-797 Notice of Action Approval

Adjustment of Status / Affidavit of Support

Adjustment of Status

Alien Registration Card

Advance Parole / Administrative Processing

Administrative Review

Finger Printing

Border Patrol

Department of Homeland Security

Date of Birth

Eastern Adjudication Center

Employment Authorization Document

U.S. Immigration & Custom Enforcement

International Marriage Broker Regulation Act

Lawful & Permanent Resident

Notice of Action

Nonimmigrant Visa

National Visa Center

Port of Entry

Permanent Resident

Request for Evidence

Applications Pending Further Action

Request for Initial Evidence

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Western Adjudication Center

USCIS Acronyms

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